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At last I see the light

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

At last I see the Light

The latest obsession at our house is Tangled. Bree watches it OVER and OVER on the ipad and she sings the song "At last I See the Light" and makes you hold her hands and gaze into her eyes and act it out just like the movie. Well although I have heard this song MANY times, I never thought of it pertaining to me and my family and this road we are traveling right now.

The other night I came home from a night out with my mom and sisters and Kris told me he had an early Mother's Day gift for me that he and Bree had been working on. He sat me down at the computer and showed me this movie he made and said it was to take on our phone and ipad so we could show Kareen.

It of course made me cry through the whole thing! The sweetest part about it was that Kris was the one who had found this new meaning to this song and he had taken time to place the pictures in the video to match the words. This new meaning of this song is totally what we have felt about this journey and it all started when Bree came into our lives and showed us that there was a lot more in store for us than we had ever planned.

Before Bree was born, we were blind to what the world of special needs had to offer our family. When we were told Bree had down syndrome, we were emotional and scared of the unknown and we were in a "fog" not knowing what to expect. When we became part of this new "down syndrome family" we saw everything looking different, and then the "fog lifted" and it became not just ok, but great!
"The world had somehow shifted and Everything looked different...."

Then comes Kareen and knowing that "now she's here, shining in the starlight. Now she's here suddenly I know" and "if she's here it's crystal clear, I'm where I 'm meant to go"

I didn't know that I was supposed to travel across the ocean to another country and bring home my daughter until I saw her face and "All at once everything is different, now that I see you"

"And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once, everything is different
Now that I see you, now that I see you"





All those days watching from the windows

All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I've been
Now I'm here, blinking in the starlight
Now I'm here, suddenly I see
Standing here, it's all so clear
I'm where I'm meant to be

And at last I see the light
And it's like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it's like the sky is new
And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you


All those days chasing down a daydream
All those years living in a blur
All that time never truly seeing
Things, the way they were

Now she's here shining in the starlight
Now she's here, suddenly I know
If she's here it's crystal clear
I'm where I'm meant to go

And at last I see the light


And it's like the fog is lifted

And at last I see the light

And it's like the sky is new

And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once, everything is different
Now that I see you, now that I see you

10 comments:

  1. That. is. precious!!!! I'm a mess. Thanks for sharing! I am so happy for you guys! What an amazing journey!

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  2. So beautiful. Amazing! Can't wait for Kareen to get to feel the love of your family.

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  3. I started crying from the minute I saw "Forever Family" so about 1.5 seconds into the show! :) I still can't believe it's almost time to go over there and meet her! I can't imagine a better family for that sweet girl. And seeing the lemonade stand pics and jar of savings? Oh my goodness. It's obvious she's belonged in your family all along!

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  4. That is the sweetest thing! I am so happy for you Kecia and Kris! You guys are so inspiring.

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  5. Abbi and I just watched this and I just have the biggest lump in my throat. I can't believe it's so close- I'm praying for you guys every day!!oxox

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  6. Amazing!!!! Kareen, wait till you see how blessed you are!!! Such a beautiful inspiring family God has given you..

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  7. Wow! That was wonderful! Tears here too. Your girls are all so beautiful! Hoping you are soon home with Kareen!!!

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  8. Soooo beautiful! Got me all choked up tonight. Anya has definately shifted our view of the world, as well. Amazing how they do that.

    I can not WAIT for you to meet your sweetheart!

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